When moving workloads to the cloud, enterprise IT teams can choose between running workloads on public clouds, private cloud infrastructure or a combination of both. Public clouds tend to offer lower costs, higher scalability and access to next-generation technologies, while private clouds provide improve security, low latency and greater control over data governance and data locality. Many enterprises use both public and private clouds in a multi-cloud architecture, but managing a variety of cloud platforms can add considerable cost and complexity.
When considering the benefits of private cloud vs. public cloud, enterprises also have the option of a hybrid cloud deployment. Hybrid clouds connect all cloud resources with technology that simplifies management and enables application and data portability between resources for capabilities like cloud bursting and load-balancing.
When selecting a hybrid cloud platform for balancing management of private cloud vs. public cloud infrastructure, more enterprises today turn to technology from Dell Technologies.
As the cloud has evolved over the past 10 plus years, the industry has seen a great proliferation of cloud solutions. Today, IT teams can choose from public cloud, private cloud and cloud edge computing platforms when seeking the optimal resources for running workloads.
The benefits of private cloud vs. public cloud infrastructure are well documented. Public cloud services are provided by a third-party vendor and offer highly elastic resources and a vast variety of cloud technology. Public cloud offerings require no capital investment and offer flexible pricing options with different service level agreements (SLAs). IT teams are freed from procuring, installing and managing on-premises equipment, and the flexibility of public cloud solutions enables organizations to be more agile and to accelerate innovation.
Private clouds provide organizations with cloud resources that are dedicated for their use only and that are not shared with other customers. Offering greater visibility into infrastructure, private clouds enable more stringent cloud security, easier control over data locality, stronger data governance and low-latency performance for demanding workloads. Private clouds do require more oversight and resources from IT departments, causing organizations to consider the benefits of on-premises vs. cloud infrastructure before deploying to private clouds.
The advent of hybrid cloud infrastructure effectively ended the debate over the benefits of private cloud vs. public cloud deployments. With a hybrid cloud model, enterprises have access to both public and private cloud resources and can theoretically move workloads between them as business needs and cost concerns dictate.
But while hybrid clouds promise an easier management experience compared to private cloud vs. public cloud infrastructure, in reality most hybrid cloud solutions lack the experience, expertise and proven hardware and software to provide a complete solution. That’s why so many enterprises seeking a path to hybrid cloud have chosen technology from Dell Technologies.
Dell Technologies Cloud, built on VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), is a set of cloud infrastructure solutions designed to make hybrid cloud environments easier to deploy and operate. Combining the power of VMware software and Dell Technologies infrastructure, Dell Technologies Cloud provides a consistent operating model and simplified management that enables enterprises to reap the benefits of private cloud vs. public cloud technologies.
Dell Technologies Cloud includes:
• A turnkey platform, VCF on VxRail, for running, managing, automating and securing an application portfolio across multiple clouds.
• Best-of-breed Dell Technologies infrastructure that has been pre-tested for interoperability with VCF, allowing enterprises to build hybrid cloud infrastructure to meet the demands of legacy applications and demanding next-generation workloads.
• A fully managed, subscription-based Data Center-as-a-Service (DCaaS) solution, bringing robust on-premises Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) capabilities to core data center and edge locations.
• Support for partner clouds, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and 4,200 additional cloud providers in the world’s broadest cloud provider ecosystem.
The platform at the heart of Dell Technologies Cloud combines Dell EMC VxRail, a highly scalable hyperconverged infrastructure platform, and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), a complete set of software-defined services for running and orchestrating traditional or containerized enterprise apps in private or public environments. The Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP) provides:
• A seamless experience. Deep integration between VMware SDDC Manager and VxRail Manager enables users to deploy and manage clusters and workloads from a simplified, unified interface.
• Automated lifecycle management. Tight integration between VCF and VxRail allows IT teams to quickly and securely update and patch from one known good state to the next.
• Intrinsic security. VCF on VxRail protects data at every level of the stack to unify security and networking policies across the organization.
• A single support model. A single vendor support relationship with Dell Technologies helps to simplify and streamline support services for all hardware and software.
Along with Dell Technologies Cloud, Dell Technologies offers additional cloud solutions:
• Dell Technologies provides a wide range of solutions for storing and protecting workloads in the right cloud with the right SLA. From relieving overloaded primary storage to establishing a low-cost DR site, or protecting data with unique cloud-based services, cloud-enabled infrastructure from Dell Technologies enables IT teams to adopt a data-first mindset and to modernize current IT operations.
• Data protection for cloud. Dell Technologies Data Protection solutions for cloud, multi-cloud and hybrid cloud help customers transform data centers for greater operational efficiency, resiliency and scalability. Solutions include public cloud protection, cloud disaster recovery, long-term retention, hybrid cloud integration and cloud-native protection.
What is a public cloud?
A public cloud offers virtualized computing resources (servers, storage, applications, networking and more) that are managed by a third-party provider and delivered over the internet.
What is a private cloud?
A private cloud provides the same type of elastic, virtualized resources as public clouds, but services are dedicated for use by a single organization. Private clouds may reside on-premises or be operated by offsite.
What are the benefits of private cloud vs. public cloud?
Public cloud services offer nearly unlimited scalability, high reliability and lower costs for computing resources. Public cloud services also free IT teams from the need to deploy, manage and upgrade IT infrastructure on-premises. On the other hand, private clouds offer greater control over infrastructure, enabling tighter security and data governance, and easier management of data locality concerns. Private clouds require more management resources from IT teams.
What is a hybrid cloud?
A hybrid cloud is a solution that uses both public and private infrastructure, as well as technology that enables IT teams to easily orchestrate workloads across all clouds. Hybrid clouds provide a common set of tools for all public, private and edge cloud platforms, significantly simplifying the task of managing cloud resources.
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